* Posts by doesnothingwell

30 publicly visible posts • joined 30 May 2020

US AGs: We need law to purge the web of AI-drawn child sex abuse material


Re: Consistency?

Being from Ohio I can say that this is just grandstanding for the "permanently outraged" to get votes. Gun control would save more children, so would chasing the producers of CP (the FBI distributes it to trap users). The authorities are all outraged but not enough to actually stop it, just to keep their jobs chasing it with more "control .vs. privacy" rhetoric. Once the public is fitted with mind control helmets what will they outrage over then?

AVX10: The benefits of AVX-512 without all the baggage


Your confused?

Dark Helmet: What the Hell am I lookin’ at? When does this happen in the movie?

Sandurz: Now. Whatever you’re looking at now, is happening now.

Dark Helmet: Well, what happened to then?

Sandurz: We just passed it.

Dark Helmet: When?

Sandurz: Just now.

Dark Helmet: Well, go back to then.

Sandurz: We can’t.

Dark Jelmet: Why not?

Sandurz: We already passed it.

Dark Helmet: When will then be now?

Sandurz: Soon.

Why do cloud titans keep building datacenters in America's hottest city?


Re: Data Center Straining Wastewater Plant?

How is a large data center potentially putting strain on a wastewater plant?

Its always more complicated than it sounds, some tap water evaporates which cconcentratis the minerals remaining in it. These minerals will clog the system if not flushed down the dtain or left to evaporate on the ground.

You're too dumb to use click-to-cancel, Big Biz says with straight face


Re: How hard can it be?

You can cancel any time, just come to our offices with a live chicken and a rabbi. These are not just petty rules designed to make you go away quietly. I never sign up for autopay or auto whatever just for these reasons and make them send you a paper bill.

Turning a computer off, then on again, never goes wrong. Right?


Re: Reminds me of an old (early '80s) AI koan ...

I had one desktop PC that would lock up but not with the cover off. The case had a small cutout on the boittom and cold air from the A/C would get pulled across the motherboard. Covering the hole with tape was a temporary fix, I didn't have a spare board with me.

No more feature updates for Windows 10 – current version is final


'This went on for around the first TWO YEARS of XP's existence.'

From 98 on you never ran windows until service pack 2 came out.

Firmware is on shaky ground – let's see what it's made of


Re: Et Tu Brother

I avoid firmware updates they sometimes remove features for security, maybe I want to telnet locally into my ip cam. I have a Brother and it logs into the wireless router instead, then it's only one connection to fix. Ethernet is better but they don't put it on the lower models any more.

Musk tells of risk of Twitter bankruptcy as tweeters trash brands


Re: Employee memo number 2

Going full twat.

No formal certifications? CUE the Ubuntu skills testing scheme



Put a fricken employment poll on every article, make it pointless, make them all them same, pester your followers they're just a burden anyway.Where the hell is Dabsey?

This maglev turntable costs more than an average luxury electric car


Re: Meh

Don't mention the motor platter combo used to cut the master disc. It will have left its ugly distortion behind on all the pressed copies.

Loathsome eighties ladder-climber levelled by a custom DOS prompt


Re: Like so: C:\>.

My nephew had a Toad for a boss (ex military), so I gave him a floppy that added invisible commands to autoexec then the floppy formatted itself. I told nephew to just leave it in the a: drive first thing and wait. The boss's computer would reboot every 10 min from then on, just long enough to try fixing it and then fail. Kept him busy for a few days.

Bank had no firewall license, intrusion or phishing protection – guess the rest


Whenever Jake calls me about "a problem with my computer", he is from Windows.

Amazon Alexa can be hijacked via commands from own speaker


Re: Bet I am the only one

No amazon purchases here, just price checks and feature searches thru ddg.

Dark-mode Task Manager unveiled by original's creator


Some of us always start Task Manager or System Monitor on every system, and a couple of terminals just in case. Windows 95 taught me to be ready to kill a process "when one goes bad" not if. I used to enjoy killing the desktop process and restarting it when things got weird.

Another US president, time for another big Intel factory promise by another CEO


Midwestern paradise

Yep, come to Ohio we have conservatives, rednecks, and legalized matrimonial rape (if she's passed out and can't say no.) Our politicians just got caught taking 60 million in bribes from energy lobbyist so we're ready for some Intel bribes.

Revealed: Remember the Sony rootkit rumpus? It was almost oh so much worse


Re: About Sony...

It gets better, Sony stole some software from another company to create their rootkit. Stealing to prevent stealing because they're the good guys.

Judging by the way your face lit up, my inbox just got more attractive


Think evil, use signs or codes with: DROP TABLE id_no, plate_no, registration_no; Should have sanitized inputs.

If it were possible to evade facial-recognition systems using just subtle makeup, it might look something like this


Re: So the solution is ...

"strolling at a leisurely pace, into a high security AI protected area wearing a T-shirt that says"

qr code for DROP TABLES faces;

Fix five days of server failure with this one weird trick


Re: Power supply on the floor?

The B series used 40v power bricks with 6ft cords that fed dc to dc converters internally. They used a pass through x-bus (roughly 50x2 0,1 pins) that went out both sides and you used a lever to lock them together. These things were horrible, they looked a lot like toasters, you shoved expansion blocks (more toasters) into a long chain on the desktop. I had to run parts to the guy who serviced them, I did the PC's.

Trust Facebook to find a way to make video conferencing more miserable and tedious


Re: Yay, second life is back

"I must investigate how I can record an hour of myself looking interested"

Film yourself watching a porn flick, something shocking you've never seen before.


Re: Who is the target market for this?

"Lame Dad" is great when used sarcastically. That look on their not so little faces as they begin to grasp, it sounds ridiculous when anyone says "fo shizzle my nizzle."

BOFH: You brought nothing to the party but a six-pack of regret


Re: Learnings

This is not something I've heard in "America" in forty or fifty years until just last week. I think its's our conservatives showing that they can spell and do maths.

For a true display of wealth, dab printer ink behind your ears instead of Chanel No. 5


Re: Conversely

I used one color laser (Lexmark) that had a print black/white option but deeper in the setting it had print black using "black only." Yes, the dumb thing would use all the colors make black (photo accurate) so check your options thoroughly.

Ah, I see you found my PowerShell script called 'SiteReview' – that does not mean what you think it means


"Stash of illicit SNES ROM files" Without distribution its copywrite infringement and not criminal. Besides he may own the physical copies as well, not a violation. Lighten up Francis.

What job title would YOU want carved on your gravestone? 'Beloved father, Slayer of Dragons, Register of Domains'


Re: I don't know the title...

Jizz Mopper

BOFH: When the Sun rises in the West and sets in the East, only then will the UPS cease to supply uninterrupted voltage


Every server my old company built used cheap fans, they all went noisy or seized within a year. I saved a lot of time by using a syringe with a secret mix of (herbs and spices)* injected injected thru the rear seal while still running. I learned to check them even if no one complained and I was on site for other reasons. * 50/50 wd40 and SAE30 non detergent oil

HP CEO talks up HP-ink-only print hardware and higher upfront costs for machines that use other cartridges


Re: The problems:

I used to service printers for a few county jails, HP LaserJet 4s could easily do 500,000 pages before needing serviced. The status page included a page count. Not indestructible but leading the field for sure. After year 2000 they started down the path to low quality.

Chromium devs want the browser to talk to devices, computers directly via TCP, UDP. Obviously, nothing can go wrong


Re: What happened to Do no evil?

It was sold to alphabet and shot in the head.

Why is ransomware still a thing? One-in-three polled netizens say they would cave to extortion demands


Re: The #1 Rule Of Computing

Just like driving, if you hit every frinkin chuckhole and you wheels keep falling off then yes its the users fault. The damage get larger as the dangers increase and thats just like driving 101, don't hit things. Also sleep with your machanic, if they're good looking.

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise


I once wrote a full screen trojan that looked just like a bios password prompt. After typing in the ******* it dumped you back to windows leaving a file with the password (muzette). Ten years later I still have it, but I don't have any morons still trying to keep password from their support person.